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The King of Queens (1998–2007)

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Delivery man Doug Heffernan has a good life: He's got a pretty wife (Carrie), a big TV and friends to watch it with. Then Carrie's goofy and annoying father Arthur moves in with them.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 14 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Doug Heffernan / ... (206 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Carrie Heffernan (206 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Arthur Spooner (176 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Deacon Palmer (156 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Spence Olchin (125 episodes, 1998-2007)
 Danny Heffernan (83 episodes, 1999-2007)


Taking place in Rego Park, Queens, New York, a blue-collar married couple, Doug, a deliveryman, and Carrie, a secretary at a law firm, who both live with Carrie's oddball father, Arthur, try to make the best of what they got while trying to make their marriage somewhat normal and getting through tiny problems that they have together, even the occasional run-in with Carrie's father. Written by rocknrollunderdawg

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Release Date:

21 September 1998 (USA)  »

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(206 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Doug's favorite number is 5. See more »


When the outside view of the Heffernans' house is shown, there is no porch. Yet there are multiple episodes where they are on their front porch. See more »


Arthur Spooner: What's going on?
Doug Heffernan: It's Carrie. The weirdest thing, every time we get together with our friends to play board games, she cheats.
Arthur Spooner: She cheats? That little girl? That's impossible.
Doug Heffernan: Arthur, I've seen her do it.
Arthur Spooner: No, no. She may put some cotton in her bra from time to time, but she does not cheat at board games!
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Crazy Credits

A couple of episodes show bloopers while the credits are rolling. One of the episodes that do this is "Package Deal," which can be found in Season 3, Episode 19. See more »


Referenced in Arrested Development: Exit Strategy (2006) See more »


The King of Queens Theme Song
Written by Josh Goldsmith & Cathy Yuspa
Performed by Billy Vera & The Beaters
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A damn funny show!!!
27 February 2002 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

I never thought I would ever say this, but...the funniest sitcoms out right now (2002) are on CBS! The network used to broadcast only shows that the 65 and over crowd would enjoy. This is a very, very funny show!

Now, most sitcoms depend a lot on forced humor. This show doesn't. The writing and performances are very natural. And I never watch the show without getting at least 10 good laughs.

Kevin James is a great, underrated comedian. He should really get more recognition for his talent. He always cracks me up. Kevin's not a bland comic, yet he doesn't go over-the-top. He has just the right anecdote to produce big laughs. By the way, he hosted the "People's Choice Awards" and he was great! It was hilarious when he walked off stage in his boxers.

Jerry Stiller, thankfully, gets the chance to once again display his incredible talent. He was memorable as Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld" and he's actually given a role that lives up to it. I guess you can say he's the one "Seinfeld" cast member, as of now, who's still a television success.

Leah Remini is a beautiful actress. She is great to look at, and has a superb sense of timing. She holds her own, not getting upstaged by the two professional comedians.

If you haven't checked out the show as of yet, I really suggest you do. It's one of the few funny shows on television. I'm really discerning when it comes to sitcoms, so take my word for it--it's great!

My score: 8 (out of 10)

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